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Michael Bates
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Brian Moore (as Benjamin Ratner)
Madison Graie ...
Cory Greyfeld
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Jean Wishart
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Wayne Newton
Willie John Hanna ...
Martin Yellowcrow
Robert Thurston ...
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Michael David Simms ...
Mr. Hernandez (as Michael Simms)
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Man On Phone (as Ron Souve)
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Trashman (as Paul Jarret)
Rainy Dan Lorell ...
Fiona
Susan Brooks ...
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Angela Fama ...
Crystal Waitress
Ralph Alderman ...
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Michael Bates and Brian Moore are friends despite being different in personality. Michael is straightforward and is harboring anger issues which he doesn't even realize. Brian is a spiritualist, always on the look out for the good in people. Both are having a difficult time in their respective lives. Michael seems to be more committed to his live-in girlfriend than she is to him. And Brian is fired from his job as a mechanic because he over-analyzes the customers rather than do his work. To get away and have some fun, the two decide to take a weekend fishing trip to the lake. Once there, they find what looks to be a unnamed grave marker in the middle of the forest. With only a key close to the grave with the stamp "PUM ZACH" as a possible clue, Brian talks a reluctant Michael into finding out who owned the key and is therefore the probable person buried. Based on information from a local, Brian and Michael decide to drive from their home in San Francisco to the Nevada desert to ... Written by Huggo

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In search of a name, a ghost, and adventure (locksmith). They found themselves.


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When Michael is by the telephone booth, it is supposed take place in San Francisco. However, a public transit bus in the background is one painted in the colors of those in Vancouver, where this sequence was actually filmed. See more »

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NOTHING COULD BE BETTER
Written and Performed by Sean Hogan
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Best buddy picture I've ever seen
3 February 1999 | by (Victoria, Canada) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of watching this film at the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, with Mike Rohl and Damon Vignale presenting it. Most of the cast was also in attendance including Colin, Ernst and Madison. I was drawn in by Colin's wonderful storytelling that kept this movie going. There wasn't a line, character or location that was out of place. Colin's character Michael and his friend Brian bounce off each other like real people, not the usual movie cardboard cutouts we see. I don't want to give too much away but keep an eye on Ernst's character Wayne Newton, he's a scene stealer in the best way. Can't wait to see him in Dudley Do-Right


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